Scripps Research Hosting Diversity Visitation Event for Undergrads

Summary: Scripps Research is hosting an upcoming program with students, especially undergraduates interested in biology, chemistry and biomedical research. It’s an annual three-day all-expense-paid visit to the Scripps Research campus in Florida.

When: January 3-5, 2019

A little bit about the program: The program is called DiVERGE (Diversity Visitation Event for Research and Graduate Education), and it is designed to expose chemistry- and biology-focused undergrads to the types of advanced biomedical research taking place at Scripps and the students’ place in that picture as prospective doctoral students. DiVERGE is primarily geared toward students from underrepresented minority groups and backgrounds, including individuals from low-income families or first-generation college students.

Opportunities: Participants in DiVERGE will meet Scripps faculty members and current graduate students, tour the research laboratories, and learn about our summer programs for undergrads and Scripps’ top-10 ranked doctoral program in the chemical and biological sciences. Travel to the Scripps Research campus in Jupiter, Florida, as well as all food, lodging and other expenses will be paid by Scripps for the selected students.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The history and background of Scripps Research
  • Ongoing research projects at Scripps Research
  • Internships and the graduate program, including how to apply
  • Crafting successful graduate school and internship applications
  • Writing an effective personal and research statement
  • Constructing and giving a compelling self-introduction
  • Science identity and the culture of science

Application Process:

Please click here to apply online.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please reach out here.

The application deadline is November 25, 2018.

DiVERGE 2019 – Scripps Research